Berlin is immense, significant and beautiful. Bullet holes from the WWII still pepper the faces of everyday buildings, the remains of the Berlin Wall and the luminous Brandenburg Gate - the history can be seen everywhere in Berlin. There is so much to observe and to do here. You should spend your valuable time wisely. Choose one of informative Berlin tours with an expert guide, who wants nothing more, but to make sure that you have been touched by the power of Germany's capital city.
You will walk through Berlin's complex, sometimes the tragic past and its exciting, dynamic present. You will be introduced to the famous (and infamous) personalities, who left their mark on the city and shown the main sights in Berlin's historic heart ? the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, the remains of the Berlin Wall and a lot more.
Stroll into the history of the Teutonic Knights and Prussian Kings through the Royal Hunting Grounds. Then, stand before the Victory Column, which marks the birth of the German nation and Europe, as we know it today ? the unbridled Prussian military arrogance at its best. Follow the route of the Soviet attack up to the final battleground of the Reichstag Parliament, crowned with Norman Foster's glass dome, and futuristically charged Government Quarter.
Pass over the line of the Death Strip, under the Brandenburg Gate, by the Holocaust Memorial and Hitler's Bunker. Imagine momentous events, which led to the fall of the Wall, while standing amongst the heart of the East German Government Quarter and New Berlin. Cruise through delightful parks to a great beer garden along the river. This is a great time to have a snack and a beer, as well as to plug your guide for inside information and experience Berlin as the locals do. Certainly, all the while you will take fantastic photos and mingle with the other travelers.
There are many opportunities for exploring Berlin: either from above by plane, from below by taking part in a walking tour, through visiting Berlin's underworld or by having a glance at the exciting history of the city. Numerous Berlin tours permit everyone, no matter his or her budget, to fully discover this wonderful city.
Compose your individual tour, including your focal themes or choose one of the varieties of standard daytrips. Additionally, private tours of Berlin by foot or by bus can be tailored to meet your preferences. It is a perfect solution for school groups with a specific focus, families with children, who prefer a different pace, and businessmen on the go, who want to see as much as possible. Some bus companies provide the City-Circle Berlin Tours, where you can hop on and off the bus at twelve different stops.
However, if you want to have an exciting, non-regular tour and be left a little amazed, then choose unusual Berlin tours, such as visiting the city's underworld or sightseeing tour over the Berlin rooftops. The guided tours of the Berlin Underworlds Association show the hidden parts of Berlin by visiting bunkers from the Second World War and the Cold War and disclose the dark sides of the history of Berlin. Amazing insights in the underground of historical buildings with a focus on breweries are given by the association Unter-Berlin.
Get a real view from the top - with a special kind of sight-seeing tour over the Berlin rooftops. Fly over Berlin by water plane, by helicopter or by the legendary "Candy Bomber" (which became famous during the Berlin Airlift). You can also take a Hi-Flyer trip up to one hundred and fifty meters in the world's largest helium balloon and get a stunning bird's eye view of the city. Berlin is the world's newest capital, the mover and shaker of Europe.